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Zaadje (seed)


Alsof een zaadje zich genesteld heeft
En langzaam uit is aan het komen
Terwijl het zich in bloemen tooit

Het groeit vrij
Voorbij mijn dromen
En vergeten
Doet het nooit


Poppy II

“Free” I wrote
Above all beauty

Free to stand beneath the sky
And like the poppies in the field
I’d be different …
I would try

Yet now the winds
Sing harvest songs
While all the fields lay bare
And my eyes have filled with water
Like the clouds have filled the air

There’s always been a distance
Between this world and I
For my feet walk different soil
And my eyes see different sky

However I was bold enough
To think I wouldn’t care
Perhaps I dreamed of finding beauty
Perhaps I dreamed that I would dare

However now I need someone
For I remain a stranger kind
Someone who understands my feelings
Someone who doesn’t judge or mind

Because to you I’m not a poppy
I’m but a weed, no more
Unable to live fully
Clearly broken at the core

And so I stand alone again
The curse of scarlet blood it seems
When autumn comes these petals fall
Unable to express my dreams

At night I sit and wonder
If my words and songs are true
For all they’ve meant and mean to me
They mean nothing to you

Could one someday acknowledge, please
Embrace and grasp the essence of
The heart that is a poppy
How deep I feel
How deep I love

Heal it ’till you feel it

Two things happened this week:

  1. I attended a webinar about self confidence at work
  2. My yoga teacher talked about chakra’s

How are those two related? That’s what I want to talk about in this post.

Fake it ’till you make it
The webinar talked a great deal about the “Fake it ’till you make it” approach.

It works, let me tell you that. Even if it may feel very awkward: faking self confidence, faking self acceptance, telling yourself you’re beautiful while you feel like sh*t, … If you’re persistent, one fine moment it will start to work magic. Here’s why.

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Divine music – Aloha Ke Akua


Saltlake crop

Inspired by this gorgeous song:

Would you believe it if you knew what you were for,
and how you became so informed.
Bodies of info
performing such miracles.
I am a miracle made up of particles
and in this existence, I’ll stay persistent,
I’ll make a difference
and I will have lived it.

– Nahko & Medicine for the People: Aloha Ke Akua

What would you do if you had no fear?

I don’t really like bucket lists. To be honest I find them suffocating. Sometimes I get the idea these lists focus more on the rush to do something than on the actual pleasure of doing it.
Bungee-jump before you’re thirty, travel to Greece before you have kids, get rich before you’re dead.

Obviously, we’ll have to accomplish whatever we’d like to do before we die. But for me, time isn’t the main thing that holds me back. The most important reason why many of my dreams are still dreams, is because I keep myself from them. Because I don’t want, or dare, to make them happen, spend the money, take the risk.

How else could it be, for example, that I have been to the Grand Canyon yet didn’t walk through it?
That I’ve swam marvellous seas, but didn’t go scuba diving?
That I’ve written so many poems, but never read one out loud?

This is not a bucket list. It’s the countries I fear to go alone, the food I hesitate to eat, the challenges I’m scared to accept.
It’s all the things I’d do, if I had no fear.
Yet don’t be mistaken.
When the time comes, I’ll be brave. I’ll make these dreams a priority. I’ll make them real.

In the meantime, I thought I’d write them down here (in no particular order). A friendly reminder.
And who knows, maybe one of you cares to join me, add some ideas or help me reach a goal?

Maybe one of you cares to wonder… What would you do,
if you had no fear?

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